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The road leads back to the valley of death.

So, What’re You Doing Next Month?

By     |    Mar 12, 2012
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After spending a few days in Paso Robles, enjoying the local produce, it was time to start heading back east. We had camped for the past four weeks – that’s right, we hadn’t spent a night, or more than a few hours, indoors for a whole month. So we were ready for a reprieve (and nice, long showers). Which led us to Bakersfield. Bakersfield…the only thing you had to offer […]

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What season is it, anyway?

State of the Trip: First Quarter

By     |    Jan 25, 2012
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We’re about three and a half months into our twelve month trip, so we thought it was about time for a quarterly status report. Rather than create a formal report, which would need to be audited for accuracy by someone like KPMG, we thought we’d just answer some of the common questions we’ve been receiving. How’s it going so far? So far, so good. The first few weeks were by […]

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Our Journey So Far

By     |    Dec 6, 2011
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If you missed it yesterday afternoon, check out Lisa’s itinerary of what we’ve done and where we’ve been so far. It’s right up there, in the nav at the top, Track Our Journey. It’s been a bear because of all the false-starts and the every-growing complexity. (Damn free mapping sites!) We still would love to have a great interactive map that you can zoom in on and follow our route, […]

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Tongue, Chorizo, Pork Pastor. Eau Claire, WI -- Obviously.

Plans Are Falling Together

By     |    Oct 18, 2011
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Lots of plans fall apart. We’ve tweaked our mindset a bit. Now our plans fall together. And they’re falling together nicely. We’ve shortened our planning horizon. Next week will happen next week – what should we be doing now? Driving across Ohio is out. Which means Maine is out (for now), Knoxville moves back along with Charleston, SC and North Carolina too … and Key West (probably), but that has […]

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Radical Changes in Plans — Or Should We Say, “Plans?”

By     |    Oct 18, 2011
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Originally, we had planned to head back to Maine after our last few family events in Wisconsin.  That would be one more trip across the mid-Atlantic states, for the third time in the last few months.  But yesterday, as we began day two of the grueling drive between upstate NY and Wisconsin, we realized that we didn’t want to do this again.  We weren’t really even excited about our next […]

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Week Two Flew Too

By     |    Oct 16, 2011
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In a couple days, we’ll have been on our longest vacation together … ever.  We’ll see how it feels.  It’s been a whirl-wind couple weeks, and it hasn’t FELT like a long vacation yet, but now that we’ve given up on driving across Ohio again, we’re feeling a little lighter and happier. Tomorrow night will be our first official camp-out night.  Can’t wait.  The van-bed is comfortable and it’ll be […]

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Dear Ohio, It’s Not You, It’s Us (OK, It’s a Little Bit You)

By     |    Oct 14, 2011
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Look, you’re a great state.  Everybody knows that.  You have three cities that start with the same letter — C — that’s amazing.  And it confuses everybody.  Cleveland rocks, Cincinnati has chili (with cinnamon, another C!), and Columbus … well Columbus has a Honda campus on the edge of its sprawl.  Er, wait. Don’t they all have the chili?  Columbus rocks too, right?  I can’t keep them straight. I’m sorry to tell you […]

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Lake Geneva, WI in fall

Lake Geneva, WI to Cleveland, OH; Cleveland, OH to Cleveland, NY

By     |    Oct 5, 2011
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Yesterday was our first big-miles day (420 miles, Rocky kicked ass).  We don’t want to do too many of these, but we’ll have a bunch over the next couple weeks as we crisscross between New York and Wisconsin.  It was odd passing through Chicago, but it felt good.  We love Chicago, but we didn’t feel sad passing by the Fullerton exit (the road to our old neighborhood).  Our time in Chicago […]

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October Plans: It Begins With a WI-NY-WI-ME Zig-Zag

By     |    Sep 22, 2011
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We leave October 1st.  We can’t wait.  First we say goodbye to Chicago and head to Wisconsin for the weekend to see our nephew.  Then it’s off to Binghamton, New York for Lisa’s brother’s wedding.  Then back to Wisconsin for my cousin’s wedding.  It’s a lot of criss-crossing, but it’s going to be great — we’ll be free. After that, we’re taking the long way to Bourbon country — first […]

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